In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include Donald Trump as the front-runner in a new poll, the pope says the church must not be obsessed with money and power, and Bernie Sanders addresses his version of socialism.
"Governments must then make efforts to ensure "greater opportunities and a fairer distribution of wealth so that everyone can share equitably in the goods of creation."" (Pope John Paul II)
Today's Gospel: “Teacher, you have answered well.” (Luke 20:39)
In the News:
- In the Republican primary race, the newest poll shows Donald Trump has the frontrunner spot to himself, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican.
- Jonathan Pollard, whose spying for Israel led to a serious rift between the Israeli and U.S. governments and between U.S. and Israeli Jews, was released from prison Friday after serving 30 years of a life sentence.
- Inside a crowded auditorium at one of the most prestigious universities in the nation, Bernie Sanders made the case for an American vision of socialism.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis said that the Church must not be obsessed by money or power, nor worship “holy bribes”. Instead her strength and joy should come from the words of Christ.
- St. Peter’s Basilica tops the list of potential targets for terrorist attacks in Rome and Milan, the U.S. Embassy in Rome said Wednesday, in the wake of Islamic State militants’ Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.
- At their annual fall meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops voted to issue a new introductory note and make limited revisions to their quadrennial statement on political responsibility. But while the vote was overwhelmingly in favor, it was not without controversy.
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